Flora Illustrata: Great Works from the LuEasther T. Mertz Library of the New York Botanical Garden
2014·Bronx, New York
by Fraser, Susan M. and Vanessa Bezemer Sellers
Bronx, New York: The New York Botanical Garden / Yale University Press, 2014. Hardcover. VG. Light gray cloth, white & color illus. dust jacket, 296 pp., many color illus. "The renowned LuEsther T. Mertz Library of The New York Botanical Garden counts among its holdings many of the most beautiful and pioneering botanical and horticultural works ever created. More than eight centuries of knowledge, from the twelfth century to the present, are represented in the Library's Collection of more than one million catalogued items. In this sumptuously illustrated volume, international experts introduce us to some of the Library's most fascinating works -- exceeedingly rare books, stunnng botanical artworks, handwritten manuscripts, Renaissance herbals, nursery catalogs, explorers' notebooks, and more. The contributors hold these treasures up for close inspection and offer surprising insights into their histories and importance." (dj) Stunning indeed.
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